Healthy Sugar Free Granola is the perfect way to start the day. It's easy to make, tastes fantastic, and is also grain free, gluten free and low in carbs. This makes it perfect for diabetics, celiacs, those with gluten intolerances and for anyone looking for a healthy option for breakfast.
Course Breakfast, Cakes, Muffins and Sweets, Snacks
1/4cupchia seeds-optionalomit for a more traditional granola
Slow Cooker Method
Turn slow cooker on to the lowest cooking temperature that isn't 'keep warm.' Allow the coconut oil to melt in the pot and blend in the erythritol, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt. Stir through the remaining ingredients and allow to cook for 1-2 hours or until granola is a golden color. Stir occasionally for even toasting.
Note that slow cookers temperatures can vary, so keep an eye on the mixture to ensure that it doesn't burn, in case yours cooks hotter. Variance in cooking times will occur because of this.
Oven Baked Method
Preheat your oven to 150 C/ 300 F fan forced.
Melt the coconut oil on the stove top or in the microwave. Mix the erythritol, cinnamon, vanilla extract and salt in with the coconut oil . Mix all of the dry ingredients in a large bowl. Stir the coconut oil mixture through dry mix until it is evenly coated.
Line a large baking tray with a piece of quality baking paper. Evenly spread the granola mix onto the tray. Bake for 20-25 minutes, stirring the granola every 4-5 minutes to prevent browning too much in one place. remove when granola is a golden color all over.
Granola will crispen up as it cools.Note that all slow cookers vary in temperature and cooking time. Get to know your slow cooker and alter the recipe accordingly. My slow cooker cooks on a fairly high temperature on the lowest setting so it only takes 1 hour to bake the granola.Store your granola in an airtight container in the pantry for up to 2 months.